Volatile Places

A Sociology of Communities and Environmental Controversies

Valerie J. Gunter,

Volatile Places: A Sociology of Communities and Environmental Controversies
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  • Compels students with personal narrative: Co-author Valerie Gunter, who was teaching at the University of New Orleans when Hurricane Katrina struck, gives her personal standpoint of this tragedy.
  • Creates a dramatic story around the controversy: Each case study illustrates a local environmental conflict and is written to capture students′ attention.
  • Provides a unique way to view environmental conflicts: The book illustrates the importance of each perspective and local knowledge when making decisions about the environment.
  • Makes connections with previous chapters: The chapters are integrated to create a strong sense for the multifaceted approach to the study of community and environmental controversies.
  • Includes portfolios in each chapter as well as concept and theory boxes: Students are inspired to engage in spirited thinking, original research, and action.

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